Steinway Mansion’s Tangled History

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Astoria’s iconic Steinway Mansion sits in an unglamorous corner of Ditmars, up a shady hill from concrete warehouses and next to a small junkyard. The mansion’s history, however, is much richer than its surroundings would suggest – and its recent purchase for $2.6 million dollars marks an important new chapter […]

Gianaris Hails Aluminaire House Decision

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) issued a statement this week on the ruling from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the proposed Aluminaire House. “Today we stand as a united community to express our satisfaction that our voices were heard. I joined my neighbors in opposing the Aluminaire House from the start and testified against it […]

New Look For Historic District In J.H.

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Five businesses in Jackson Heights have a new look and feel, thanks to the storefront Restoration Project. Two more businesses have started a design process and will see a restored storefront by the end of January. One of the City’s historic districts, the 82nd Street Partnership of Jackson Heights, celebrated its 20th […]